On the southern side of the Gaspé Peninsula, Chaleur Bay is an ideal place to go swimming and enjoy water sports.
A seaside area offering many beaches, this sector is also bordered by mountains and is home to several rivers, including the crystal-clear Bonaventure. Enjoy a multitude of events and activities throughout this sector, from Shigawake to Pointe-à-la-Croix via Bonaventure, New Richmond and Carleton-sur-Mer.
Extraordinary Moments to Enjoy
Listen to the locals at the corner restaurant and chat with them at the end of a wharf. As you meet people, see if you can hear their distinctive local accents. If you speak French, you will undoubtedly be introduced to a few colourful expressions you have never heard before!
Established in the mid-19th century, this welcoming and peaceful village was named after its founder, Abbot Charles-Godefroy Fournier. [...]Discover
The municipality of Hope is proudly inhabited by descendants of Basques, Jersey Islanders and Loyalists. A 1.6-km hiking trail borders the sea and leads to Pointe-aux-Corbeaux, a prominent rocky outcrop that has a hole carved in its base. [...]Discover
Paspébiac is a tourist destination, commercial hub and cultural centre. The Centre Culturel hosts various cultural activities; the Café Culture (a gallery and Internet café) is a friendly spot to relax in a quiet atmosphere; and the Notre-Dame Church features a Casavant pipe organ. [...]Discover
René Lévesque, the founder of the Parti Québécois political party and former Premier of Québec (1976-1985), grew up in this charming village; his statue is found in Espace René-Lévesque. [...]Discover
Sea, river and culture… Bonaventure overlooks Chaleur Bay and is one of the best places to enjoy its salty waters. A paved boardwalk runs along the sea for about 4 km where you can enjoy hiking, cycling and in-line skating. [...]Discover
Located between sea and cliffs, Saint-Siméon offers beautiful landscapes and quiet open spaces. In a small bay, the Site de l’Île (Island Site) leads to a beach and the sea (boat launch). [...]Discover
A pleasant place to stay, Caplan offers a variety of services and amenities. At the Plage de la Rivière (beach), where the river meets the sea, enjoy several facilities (playground, picnic areas, restrooms, snack bar). [...]Discover
New Richmond has multicultural roots: Mi’gmaq, Acadian, English, Scottish and Irish. This semi-rural, semi-urban outdoor vacation destination offers fishing, swimming and many other activities. [...]Discover
Réserve autochtone de Gesgapegiag
The Mi’gmaq reserve of Gesgapegiag is a peaceful community with a park and wigwams located along the water. The annual pow-wow, held in July, is open to anyone interested in celebrating this community. [...]Discover
Discover Vieux-Quai park (various services and cultural activities); studio-galleries open to the public; the Mi’gmaq community of Gesgapegiag (wigwam-shaped church and handicraft co-op); Pointe-Verte municipal park (relaxation, birdwatching and interpretive panels); and the Goélands Beach... [...]Discover
Carleton-sur-Mer has long been known as a resort. By the mid 19th century, the village was already a popular vacation spot for city dwellers. Over the years, the trend has gained ground, and today, Carleton-sur-Mer is one of the region’s foremost tourist destinations. [...]Discover
Discover a picturesque village bisected by Route 132 and the Nouvelle River (ZEC: salmon and river trout controlled zone). Take the scenic road to the south and admire the Restigouche River, Chaleur Bay and the mouth of the Nouvelle River. [...]Discover
Created in 1908, this village was called Nouvelle-et-Shoolbred-Partie-Sud-Ouest, named after the two townships that made up the village. The current name was adopted in 1912. This is where the westernmost part of Chaleur Bay starts. [...]Discover
The interprovincial bridge linking Pointe-à-la-Croix to Campbellton, New Brunswick, makes this town the gateway to the province of Québec. A cross, planted by the Mi’gmaq on a point of the Restigouche River, inspired the name of this municipality. [...]Discover
Listuguj is a Mi’gmaq community nestled between the Appalachian Mountains, Chaleur Bay and the beautiful Restigouche River. Stretch your legs and explore the Gespe’gewa’gi Trails or enjoy the river view as you grab a bite at the local canteen and ice cream shop. [...]Discover